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Ministry of Education launches PLE examinations

By: Peter Gatkuoth

The Ministry of Higher Education has launched the South Sudan Primary Leaving Certificate examinations.

Speaking to the press at St. Theresa Primary School in Juba on Monday, the Minister of Higher Education Deng Deng Hoc said over 3116 schools have been registered.

If you estimate, you will have more than two millions and this is unpleasant, naturally the number of candidates increase with the increase of other places.

The total number of students registered country wide previously was 66874. When the registration begun, many people took forms and the estimate we expected was more than 70 thousands and around 60 thousands. The exact total number sitting for the exams all over the country now is 56787 students.

Jubek State Minister of Education, Dr. Wani Sule Lado said “all our counties are accessible and exams have reached all the counties except Wonduruba County.”

He said the pupils of Wonduruba have a center in Juba here so all the counties are covered, the number of schools sitting are 207, the total number of students is 4807 adding the number of boys are rising every year, we have 49 centers here in Jubek State,” Lado added.

Ahmed Moses, Chairman of education committee in the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) said “you are going to the new era of your life and whoever may fail, let him not think that it is last time, sometimes failure is the best step for success, I don’t want to talk much but my advice to the invigilators and the teachers who are to be in class is that; please don’t give chance for cheating,” Moses stated.

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